“Therefore, if it pleases the king, we request that a search be made in the royal archives of Babylon to discover whether King Cyrus ever issued a decree to rebuild God’s Temple in Jerusalem. And then let the king send us his decision in this matter.” 5:17
I love the way God takes care of his people here. A paragraph found in a pagan library offer the exact legal clause they needed to continue their work. God is sovereign over all historical events, laws and legal matters, and will carry out his will no matter what. This is greatly encouraging!
We often tend to separate God’s kingdom and the earthly kingdom, as if they coexist simultaneously. But nothing is outside of his scope. He can deliver us from anything.
What’s something you’ve designated for Man, but is ultimately operated by God?
I am constantly reminding myself that ultimately, God puts leadership in authority, not man. I tend to fall into the mindset that politics are politics. But God is sovereign over them, and can be trusted. He has ultimately placed leaders in position, not us. (Er, sometimes he just gives us over to our own choices. But even then, he’s in control!)
What’s something you need to hand over to him and trust him with?